Synonyms of fast in English

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adjective

1‘a fast sports car’

SYNONYMS

speedy, quick, swift, rapid

brisk, nimble, sprightly, lively

fast-moving, high-speed, turbo, sporty, accelerated, express, flying

whirlwind, blistering, breakneck, pell-mell, meteoric, smart

hasty, hurried

unhesitating, expeditious

fleet-footed

informal nippy, zippy, spanking, scorching, blinding, supersonic

British informal cracking

literary fleet

rare tantivy, alacritous, volant

ANTONYMS

slow

2‘his hand slammed against the door, holding it fast’

SYNONYMS

secure, secured, fastened, tight, firmly fixed

stuck, jammed, immovable, unbudgeable, stiff

closed, shut, to

ANTONYMS

loose

3‘the dyes are boiled with yarn to produce a fast colour’

SYNONYMS

indelible, lasting, permanent, stable

ANTONYMS

temporary

4‘they remained fast friends’

SYNONYMS

loyal, devoted, faithful, firm, steadfast, staunch, true, boon, bosom, inseparable

constant, lasting, unchanging, unwavering, enduring, unswerving

informal as thick as thieves

5‘a fast woman’

SYNONYMS

promiscuous, licentious, dissolute, impure, unchaste, wanton, abandoned, of easy virtue

informal easy

North American informal roundheeled

West Indian informal slack

derogatory sluttish, whorish, tarty, slaggy

dated loose

archaic light

ANTONYMS

chaste

6‘the fast life she led in London’

SYNONYMS

wild, dissipated, dissolute, debauched, intemperate, immoderate, louche, rakish, decadent, unrestrained, reckless, profligate, self-indulgent, shameless, sinful, immoral, extravagant

informal swinging

ANTONYMS

sedate


adverb

1‘she drove fast towards the gates’

SYNONYMS

quickly, rapidly, swiftly, speedily, briskly, at speed, at full speed, at full tilt

energetically

hastily, with all haste, in haste, hurriedly, in a hurry, post-haste, pell-mell

without delay, expeditiously, with dispatch, like a shot, like a flash, in a flash, in the blink of an eye, in a wink, in a trice, on the double, at the speed of light, like an arrow from a bow

informal double quick, in double quick time, nippily, like lightning, like greased lightning, at warp speed, hell for leather, like mad, like crazy, like the wind, like a bomb, like nobody's business, like a scalded cat, like the deuce, a mile a minute, like a bat out of hell

British informal like the clappers, at a rate of knots, like billy-o

North American informal lickety-split

literary apace

ANTONYMS

slowly

2‘his wheels were stuck fast’

SYNONYMS

securely, tightly, immovably, fixedly, firmly

3‘Richard's fast asleep’

SYNONYMS

deeply, sound, completely

4‘she lived fast and dangerously’

SYNONYMS

wildly, dissolutely, intemperately, immoderately, rakishly, recklessly, self-indulgently, extravagantly


Synonyms of fast in English

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fast2


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verb

1‘the ministry instructed people to fast, pray, and read scripture’

SYNONYMS

abstain from food, refrain from eating, deny oneself food, go without food, go hungry, eat nothing, starve oneself

go on hunger strike

ANTONYMS

eat, indulge oneself


noun

1‘a five-day fast’

SYNONYMS

period of fasting, period of abstinence

hunger strike

diet

ANTONYMS

feast


Phrases

    fast and furious

      ‘the fun was fast and furious’

      SYNONYMS

      frantic, wild, frenetic, hectic, fraught, feverish, fevered, mad, crazed, manic, hyperactive, energetic, intense, turbulent, tumultuous

    make fast

      ‘the craft is made fast to the shore’

      SYNONYMS

      attach, fasten, secure, fix, affix, join, connect, couple, link, tie, tie up, bind, fetter, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, moor, anchor, yoke, chain

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